aboriginal aboriginal  /ˌæ bə ˈrɪ dʒə nəl/


  1. (adj) characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
  2. (n) an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
  3. (adj) having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
  4. (adj) of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia
  5. (n) a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived


  1. Auntie Isabell is one of the most well-known aboriginal activists in the country, having played a leading role in the setting up of the original Aboriginal Tent Embassy.
  2. Proud of her native roots, A-Mei incorporated tribal rhythms into some of her pop songs, like Sister, which celebrates the matriarchal aboriginal society.
  3. Despite years of prejudice, Japan's aboriginal Ainu are beginning to reclaim their unique identity.


  1. BC Treaty Commission Anticipates New Dynamic in Negotiations

    With the recent appointment of Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, John Rustad, last week's election of the First Nations Summit Task group and the February appointment of Minister of ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Harper Government Invests in Skills & Training for First Nation Youth

    Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, was joined today by Chief Austin Bear of Saskatchewan's Muskoday First Nation, Chief Felix Thomas of the Saskatoon Tribal Council, ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Community infrastructure projects key to building healthy, prosperous Aboriginal communities: RBC report

    RBC releases fifth annual Aboriginal Partnership Report ahead of National Aboriginal Day on June 21 TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - As the youngest and fastest growing segment of Canadian population, Aboriginal ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We apologise for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians," Mr Rudd said. "We apologise especially for the removal of Aboriginal...
    on Feb 18, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Keilor, Taylors Lakes, Sydenham Star

  2. Standing in the House of Commons, Harper apologized on behalf of the government and asked for "forgiveness of the Aboriginal Peoples of this country for failing them so profoundly."
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: CBC.ca

  3. The NSW Nationals leader, Andrew Stoner, whose staff obtained the documents, said the Government was "ignoring Aboriginal children who are being raped". "These documents reveal how the Department of Aboriginal Affairs is crying out for help,...
    on Jun 18, 2008 By: Andrew Stoner Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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